Spyderco The Warrior Path Booklet
The Warrior knife is one of the most iconic combat knives ever produced. Its 30-year evolution is also one of the most fascinating tales in the knife industry and a story that has never been fully told'until now. Through in-depth interviews with the design's original co-developer, Bob Taylor, and extensive research into the archives of Black Belt and Soldier of Fortune magazines, noted author Michael Janich traces the real history of the Warrior from its inception in the late 1970's to its culmination with Spyderco's new state-of-the-art expression of the design. The Warrior Path leads you step by step through the extraordinary evolution of the Warrior design, including the design influence of the late Michael Echanis, the early custom-made Warriors, the famous Al Mar version, the REKAT Hobbit, and the current Spyderco Warrior designed by Israeli martial artist Guy Rafaeli. This history is fully illustrated with nearly 100 color photos of nearly every variant of the Warrior ever made, including several rare, never-before-seen knives. It also provides revealing insights into the dynamic personalities behind this design and the computer-optimized features that make it such a devastating close-combat tool. The Warrior Path sets the record straight and, like the Spyderco Warrior knife, sets a new standard of excellence in the knife industry. Softcover, 75pages, color photos.
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.